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Acronym: ICE-V

Most often associated with treatment of Small Cell Lung Cancer.

(Ifex®)

Ifosfamide is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an "alkylating agent."

Ifosfamide is give through an infusion into a vein (intravenous, IV).

The amount of ifosfamide that you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. Your doctor will determine your dose and schedule.

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(Paraplatin ®)

Carboplatin is used to treat ovarian cancer.

Carboplatin is also used for other types of cancer, including lung, head and neck, endometrial, esophageal, bladder, breast, and cervical; central nervous system or germ cell tumors; osteogenic sarcoma; and as preparation for a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.

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(Toposar®, VePesid®, Etopophos®, VP-16, Etoposide phosphate)

Testicular, bladder, prostate, lung, stomach, and uterine, cancers. Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, Kaposi's sarcoma, Wilm's tumor, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, neuroblastoma, brain tumors.

It also may be given as high-dose therapy in bone marrow transplant setting.

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(Oncovin ®, Vincasar Pfs, Vincristine Sulfate, LCR, VCR)

Cancers treated with Vincristine include: acute leukemia, Hodgkin's and non- Hodgkin's lymphoma, neuroblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, Wilms' tumor, multiple myeloma, chronic leukemias, thyroid cancer, brain tumors.

It is also used to treat some blood disorders.

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(Mesnex)

Prevention of ifosfamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis (syndrome of bleeding and irritation of the bladder).

Prevention of high-dose cyclophosphamide-induced hemorrhagic cystitis.

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